The beaches of the Virgin Islands are near and dear to my heart. I had the good fortune to live there at 2 various points in my younger days. While living there can be challenging, a week long beach vacation to the Virgin Islands is going to be close to perfection. The water and views of other islands are out of this world.
A couple minutes outside Sydney, Tamarama Beach is often closed to swimmers. It is the most dangerous patrolled beach in New South Wales. It's also a good place to be to watch the beautiful people. The Australian way of life — Pleasure, freedom, independence and enjoyment is on full display.
The seafront in Sliema along the promenade is full of activity starting in Qui Si Sana. A great place to swim and enjoy the day in the Mediterranean sun. Lined with lively cafes, these limestone beaches are fun for the whole family.